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Option Exchange

A securities exchange that primarily or exclusively trades option contracts. Often, options are traded on an exchange along with futures and other derivatives. However, some exchanges, like the CBOE, specialize in option transactions.

option exchange

An organized securities exchange, the primary purpose of which is to provide a location and framework for trading standardized option contracts. An option exchange handles its trading much as a stock exchange handles its trading in stocks and bonds. Until 1973, with the opening of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, all options were traded through a limited number of firms specializing in them. Most of the options traded at that time were so unique that it was difficult or impossible to close a position in one before its expiration.
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C2 and C2 Options Exchange are service marks of C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (C2).
CBOE, Chicago Board Options Exchange, CBOE Volatility Index, CBOE Stock Exchange, CBSX, CFE, FLEX, LEAPS and VIX are registered trademarks, and BuyWrite, BXMSM, CBOE Futures Exchange[sup.
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SPXpm (SM), C2(SM) and C2 Options Exchange (SM) are servicemarks of C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated.
BOX was launched in February 2004 with an innovative market model that provides investors with diversified ways to trade options," said Ken Leibler, Chairman of the Boston Options Exchange and one of its founding partners.
OIC is a non-profit association funded by the American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation.
ISE is the largest equity options exchange and is among the leading options exchanges in the world.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- The membership of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has elected five directors to serve three-year terms on the exchange's 21-person board of directors, effective when the board holds its first meeting of 1994 in January.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) introduced LEAPS(R) (Long-Term Equity AnticiPation Securities) on Oct.
options exchanges now trade LEAPS, which CBOE created, trademarked and licensed.
The Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange and the newly rechristened Chicago Stock Exchange (formerly the Midwest Stock Exchange) will participate in a program to promote their city as the financial market center of the world.
CHICAGO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced today that its FLexible EXchange (FLEX) Options, designed to broaden institutional investor access to customized derivatives, topped $5 billion in underlying value after only 79 days of trading.